Exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
I just did an end-of-year, snowy-day visit to our Arts Museum. A very special Exhibit — China’s Terracotta Warriors. From the not-too-long-ago discovered tombs of China’s first Emperor. Several of the actual warrior ‘statues’ on exhibit — All lifesize; made of CLAY!! All sooooo ancient (200 BC). Truly amazing, awe-inspiring.
Photographs were not allowed — So I can only share a few images from the Museum Web Site:
I most appreciated the bit of history — Learning about the cultural significance of creating such pieces in clay, incorporating a more ‘everyday’ realism into the work — All a departure from previous ‘ceremonial’ pieces often made in bronze.
If you’re in the Twin Cities — Do try to check out the Exhibit (till January 20th). You can check out the Museum’s Info/Preview Page here:
And for even more info/insight (including ‘how’ the warriors were made) — Here is a Link to PBS Show (very informative) on Terracotta Warriors:
Hope everyone enjoys a bit of Art History now and then!